News: We have joined CSI!

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It’s been a historic week for The Fair Trade Show! We have officially joined the Centre for Social Innovation community and can’t help but celebrate! We are now planning the next show from 215 Spadina Ave.

If you haven’t heard of CSI yet, it’s time. With four locations in Toronto, CSI is the ultimate co-working space for creative individuals and organizations who are solving social, environmental and economic issues with their ideas. Check out www.socialinnovation.ca to see what we mean!

There are too many amazing CSI members to list them all, but these organizations will give you an idea of some the initiatives that are coming out of CSI:

Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) – is a community of Ontario-based non-profits, institutions and individuals working globally for social justice. They also host Development Drinks once a month!
ZooShare – is developing North America’s 1st zoo-based biogas plant that will recycle manure from the Toronto Zoo and local food waste into renewable power for the Ontario grid! Plus, they were at our June 2016 show!
Cuso International – works with skilled volunteers and partners around the world to reduce poverty and empower people. They were also with us this past June at Heritage Court.
Toronto Tool Library – are leaders of Toronto’s sharing economy, all while saving you from clutter at home and clutter in the landfills. You don’t need to buy when you can rent tools for those occasional DIY projects!
350.org – is fighting for the environment through grassroots mobilization. Down to keep fossil fuels in the ground and build a low-carbon economy? Check them out!
Jayu – is a human rights film festival and mobilizer of the arts to affect change in our communities. Originally focused on North Korean films, Jayu has now expanded to open minds and tell stories from all over the globe.

This video does a great job of showing off both the social impact and the good vibes of CSI:

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